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January 10, 2020

Melissa Wasserstein, MD, Chief of Pediatric Genetic Medicine at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, talks about Recommended Uniform Screening Panel (RUSP).

RUSP is the list of diseases, mostly rare diseases, that the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services recommends for each of the states to include in their universal newborn screening (NBS) programs.

Most states screen for the majority of disorders on the RUSP however some of the newer conditions may or not be part of each state’s NBS program.

Dr. Wasserstein is also involved in the ScreenPlus program, the largest newborn screening study currently being conducted in the United States that will offer parents in eight New York State hospitals the option of having their babies screened for an additional 13 disorders (in addition to the standard 50 diseases currently screened).

To learn more about the RUSP diseases and other rare diseases, visit our disease learning center at